Xiaomi Mi MIX is still one of the most futuristic smartphones you can buy and it seems like the Mi MIX 2 is going it replace it pretty soon. The successor of the Mi MIX has just shown up in Geekbench’s database. The new generation handset is spotted running Android 7.1.1 Nougat with Snapdragon 835 SoC and 6GB of RAM.
This comes shortly after Lei Jun officially confirmed that the Mi MIX 2 is under development. The founder and CEO of Xiaomi have said that the new generation smartphone would arrive by the end of this year. He further stated that Philippe Starck, the original designer of the first Mi MIX is also working on the Mi MIX 2.
Coming to the specifications, Mi MIX 2 is expected to pack a 6.4-inch Quad HD (2560 x 1440) AMOLED display. The phone may rock a whopping 93 percent screen-to-body ratio, which is even greater than the 91.3 percent on the first gen Mi MIX.
Just like its predecessor, the Mi MIX 2 should come with a piezoelectric earpiece. For starters, a piezoelectric speaker can emit sound despite not being exposed to the environment. This means this time too we will see an avant-garde earpiece-less appearance.
Under the hood, the upcoming smartphone will sport the mighty Snapdragon 835 SoC. The same chipset powers leading devices like the Samsung Galaxy S8 or S8+, Xiaomi Mi 6 or OnePlus 5. Qualcomm’s most powerful silicon packs eight custom-made Kyro 280 cores running at up to 2.45 GHz, paired with an Adreno 540 GPU.
The Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 will boast 6 GB of RAM and run MIUI 9 on top of Android 7.1.1.
Coming to connectivity options, the upcoming phone shall support an extensive range of 4G LTE bandwidths along with VoLTE, dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0 and more.
While there is no word about it in Geekbench’s listing, speculations suggest that the Mi MIX 2 will feature 128GB of internal storage.
Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 Specifications [Expected]
6.4-inch Quad HD (2560 x 1440) bezel-less AMOLED Display
Snapdragon 835 SoC (8 x Kyro 280 CPUs @ up to 2.45 GHz)
Adreno 540 GPU
6 GB LPDDR4 RAM
12 MP + unknown Dual Rear Camera and 13 MP Selfie Camera
Android 7.1.1 Nougat, MIUI 9
IP68 Water and Dust Resistance
4G LTE, VoLTE, dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v5.0
USB Type-C Port
Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 Release Date
As told by Lei Jun, the Mi MIX 2 would arrive anytime between Q3 and Q4 2017. As of now, we don’t have any other information regarding this.